Castro, who has fanned talk of running against Ted Cruz in recent days, will challenge Trump’s rhetoric from the view of a Mexican-American, during a Democratic convention where his brother Julián Castro is not speaking.
DNC finance chair Henry Muñoz spearheaded an hour-long program that will showcase Hispanic leaders and was joined by the filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and music producer Emilio Estefan, who created a film that will air at the convention Wednesday night.
Erika Andiola, who along with other Latino staffers, helped shape Sanders immigration message as his success grew, is going to continue working on his post-election efforts at the 501c4 group, Our Revolution.
He’s not an honorary Latino and he’s not going to get Hispanic voters in droves, but a Spanish-speaking vice presidential nominee stands out when the Trump campaign is still struggling to get experienced Spanish-language surrogates on air.
“I sincerely apologize my friends for those of you who took offense and were offended — feel betrayed and were betrayed —by the ridiculous, insensitive and inappropriate emails from the staff of the Democratic Party.”
Karla Ortiz and her mother Francisca, who would have been eligible for Obama’s immigration actions, will speak at the Democratic convention Monday.
Ahead of the Democratic National Convention, Clinton’s pollsters Joel Benenson and Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions talked about the state of the Latino vote, Trump as an anchor, and winning over young Latinos.
A speech that many Republicans saw as darker than ever before, was seen even worse by Latino and immigration groups, including conservatives who said Trump doubled down on demonizing immigrants.
Delegates and attendees of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland passed judgment on Ailes, with some defending him and blasting the allegations.
Away from the convention floor, at events around Cleveland, Latino conservatives still did the normal convention panels and talks about Latino vote, but the frustration over Trump was everywhere.
Univision and Telemundo were tough on the Indiana governor, describing him as anti-immigrant.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has found Castro violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while in their official capacity, a source familiar with the situation tells BuzzFeed News.
While Grijalva says unity is needed to defeat Donald Trump, top Latino staffers from the Sanders campaign are slower to come around.
Clinton leads Trump 67% to 19% with Hispanic voters, who overwhelmingly oppose his plan to build a wall along the border. Three in four Latino voters were offended by Trump’s comments about a Mexican-American judge and think he’s a racist.
Activists of many different stripes will be in Cleveland during the convention, but national and local groups say attacks in recent weeks cast a pall over planned actions.
“Puerto Rico is in mourning,” said the owner of the property, explaining the artist’s message.
In emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, Democrats argued over language on Puerto Rico in the Democratic platform and discussed whether changes should be made to immigration policy concerning Cuban arrivals.
New hires across the country and best practices on what worked against Sanders — all part of the immense organizational advantage Clinton will wield as she tries to run up the score with Latino voters against Trump.
After the Supreme Court decision on Thursday, somber activists and Democrats immediately turned to defeating Trump and the Republican Party. “We’re not going to forget about who is responsible for this on election day.”